Carl.Beien's blog

The Horror of Highways cont'd, The Educational Tradeoff: Easy Driving or Easy Breathing

The University of Cincinnati has just completed an air pollution that takes another look at highway placement with respect to our daily patterns of living.

The Toronto Archipelago

The Toronto Star has just published an article about it's current urban revitalization project, and how planners keep saying that they want to make the waterfront pedestrian friendly.

The Continuing Story of the Buffalo Skyway

Buffalo Business First reports that the debate over what to do with the antiquated Skyway freeway in downtown Buffalo is beginning to stall.

The Myth of the Gas Tax

This study from the Texas DOT or TxDOT seeks to challenge the idea that the gas tax pays the entire cost of roads. The methodology they employ is pretty interesting.

Density: The Final Frontier

An unusually prominent article on the front page of Monday's Wall Street Journal chronicles Mike McKeever, Sacramento's head of regional planning's campaign to bring density and "blue print" planning